Pros: Close, well groomed and well run.
Cons: Vertically challenged
This is a great local ski hill with enough vertical and runs to be fun for a day without having to drive very far. Many groups come up from Chicago for the weekend because it is such a great value. The food upstairs in the bar is very good - try the Reuben with bar fries- and very reasonably priced. The cafeteria downstairs is kid food and will not break the bank. Lodging is reasonably priced and close by. Family friendly and a great ski school.
The entire hill is groomed daily, 100% snow making coverage allows them to open early with good conditions. The lifties are all experienced, helpful and friendly.
I am lucky to have this only an hour away from home!